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Jeremy Hefner has forearm fracture and tear

Jeremy Hefner has a forearm fracture and has re-torn his ulnar collateral ligament, Assistant GM John Ricco said on Monday.

Hefner has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and had appeared in a few games in the minor leagues before reinjuring himself.

Hefner could be facing another Tommy John surgery on his UCL.

The pitcher posted a statement to Facebook: 




82 comments
Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

I wonder if this will wind up being career ending. He's not exactly a dominate pitcher and the Mets have plenty of pitching options now. I doubt they use a roster spot on him again. So the question is who will pick him up?

Michael Bellissimo
Michael Bellissimo

All the best Jeremy. Your faith will lead you and we hope to see you on the hill at Citi soon!

hankypanky
hankypanky

Let's hope Harvey is paying attention.

metsfan91
metsfan91

Terrible news. Good luck Jefe, come back even stronger!

Robert Nolan
Robert Nolan

I know they are different pitchers but I believe this OFFICIALLY closes the glimmer of hope that Harvey might pitch at some point this season....Poor Hefner, seems like a solid guy.  Tough luck for sure.  Good luck moving forward!

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

That idea of a 6 man pitching rotation is sounding more and more appealing with each injury to one of our pitchers.

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

With Hefner's elbow and deGrom's shoulder, I think it's just that much more important to trade our young pitchers for hitting sooner than later.

I know it should the opposite but if you wait too long the odds are that Wheeler or Syndergaard will be injured and lose their trade value.

James
James

Wow, what is with all these injuries this week, I am beginning to dread this time of year our pitching staff is just falling apart.

Sergio Valdez
Sergio Valdez

That's just terrible. I wish you a fast and successful recovery, Hefner. 

wingo43
wingo43

Guess we won't be trading any of our "excess" pitching away any time soon.

jenkins
jenkins

Terrible luck for Hefner. Really pulling for him.

queva
queva

That's awful! This has to be so frustrating to Hefner--but he has to stay determine and keep working to heal and come back!  

mrfurley
mrfurley

i hope harvey is listening....maybe now his dopey idea of pitchin this year can be put to bed

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

Sorry Hef!  Keep your spirits up.  We're still behind you man.

sheaheykid
sheaheykid

Poor Hefner! Man, if we thought he sounded like he was crying every time he spoke before, what does he sound like now after this tough break (pun intended)?...

Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller

Too bad for Hef! He was looking like a solid back of rotation guy, now a BIG IF he ever makes it back, ...even so he'll be only a starter (4 days rest) and may never get to throw 100~ pitches again. Realize METS will be so cautious w/ Harvey in 2015 that 30 starts and 180 inings will be doubtful! Ugh...

gpopper
gpopper

Sorry to hear this. The kid always tried as hard as he could. I wish the best for him, hope it's not a career ender for him.

Jeff Robins
Jeff Robins

Did you see Harvey's last pitch in his first mound workout? It looked to me like he was trying to rip the mitt of the catcher's hand, as if to say "See there, I'm just fine." Harvey only knows one speed and that's "all out." Someone has to control him.

hashburry
hashburry

Well then, I guess they should start rushing Harvey.

Paul LeBarron
Paul LeBarron

Think Harvey will shut up now or continue to talk like the self absorbed guy he is

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

So Cerrone I guess the injury was real then and not something made up for minor league roster maneuvering as you suggested.

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Wow, I feel terrible for Hefner.  Seemed like a good kid and he had a lot of success in a limited time with the Mets.  Still young enough where he could come back though, guys have been able to do it but man I couldn't even imagine having to start the reset button on this type of injury.

hankincolo
hankincolo

I guess this finally shoots to all hell, that SILLY statement following these surgeries that it was "successful". How about we wait until the guy is actually playing in games that count, before a surgery is declared successful?

Mud Flap
Mud Flap

Oh hell. Sorry to here that, Hef. Hope you recover well and get back to doing what you love. 

Starz31
Starz31

Google tells me the success rate for returning from a second TJ surgergy is better for relievers than for starters. So we shall see. Small samples size but it's worked for Brian Wilson and Joakim Soria. Same for Jason Isringhausen, although his were 10 years apart. 

Jeremy Roberts
Jeremy Roberts

Time to put Harvey in the highest room of the tallest tower and throw away the key.

Hope he can recover from this ASAP. Best of luck.

Side note: he must have been generating an insane amount of force to break his forearm.

Eddie McAniff
Eddie McAniff

Harvey PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND PULL BACK ON YOUR REHAB!!!!!

Scott Griffin
Scott Griffin

Seems he tried to comeback to soon , 12 - 15 months recovery time. When did he have TJ surgery ??

semperfi
semperfi

To bad for Hefner, guy is a class act and was really hoping to see him have successful comeback, now it looks like earliest he will be attempting come back will be for 2016 season, maybe will a little bit of luck he can still make a little bit of $ at that time if not best of luck in a new career path, seems like a sincerely nice guy, best of luck to you Mr Hefner.

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

@Jeffrey Miller I think that Harvey needs to look at this and realize, "but for the grace of G-d go I."  This is not the type of rehab than can be pushed.

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

@jimm120 Nope.  Harvey and Boras wanted to go to Mr. T.J. Surgery himself, James Andrews down South.  Hefner and Parnell went to Altcheck at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Knowing this, Bobby needs to take his rehab easy.

iamwilpon
iamwilpon

@hankincolo I agree... "successful" surgery these days means the patient didn't die. And as far as the Mets medical staff goes, I wouldn't use the word successful in any context.

cj1786
cj1786

@hankincolo The statement is not silly at all.  You are talking about two completely different things.  One is the surgery which itself can be successful or not.  Then the rehab and comeback, which itself can be successful or not.  When they say a surgery was successful they are talking about just that, the surgery.  As that they didn't find anything else wrong when they went in, that they didn't have any complications etc.  No one says in these statements that there is 100% recovery rate and 0% chance of re-injury do they? 

Starz31
Starz31

@Jeremy Roberts As someone mentioned below, it's apparently a risk from the surgery itself due to the drilling into the bone. 

jakepolom
jakepolom

I wouldn't say his big league career is over. I mean people have come back from crazier.

But it is a bummer I was hoping he'd be our swing man for next year

Jeremy Roberts
Jeremy Roberts

Truth. So practically, that means that even with a normal pitching motion, he is more at risk than he would have been pre-surgery?